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#Independent alliance

# independent-alliance - Tuesday 22 May, 2018

'If you vote No, abortion will not stop, we'll just export it to England'

John Halligan has appealed to men, in particular, to back the repeal of the Eighth Amendment.

# independent-alliance - Tuesday 8 May, 2018

Whoever gets the government assistant chief whip job won't be taking the €15k top up

The TD left the Independent Alliance last week after a row over who should serve as a junior minister.

# independent-alliance - Friday 4 May, 2018

Sean Canney quits the Independent Alliance

He announced the move this morning.

# independent-alliance - Wednesday 25 April, 2018

Explainer: Why has a massive row blown up between two Independent Alliance TDs?

The crux of the issue is there is just one Minister of State role up for grabs but two government TDs want it.

# independent-alliance - Thursday 19 April, 2018

Kevin ‘Boxer’ Moran wins bout over junior minister role against Seán Canney

An internal dispute arose over whether Seán Canney would take back over the role.

# independent-alliance - Saturday 14 April, 2018

Only eight people (and one party) gave their view on whether we should have a fixed term Dáil

Only the Green Party made a submission to the Citizens’ Assembly.

# independent-alliance - Sunday 24 December, 2017

Government ends year on a high with satisfaction rate boost

The latest poll puts Leo Varadkar’s own approval rating at 56%.

# independent-alliance - Saturday 25 November, 2017

A Tánaiste, a pedibus and Mambo No. 5: A day that brought Ireland to the brink of a Christmas election

Leo Varadkar and Micheál Martin were told to be ‘grown up men’ and sort this out – but eyes will be on the Tánaiste this weekend.

# independent-alliance - Wednesday 22 November, 2017

Independent Alliance won't be travelling to North Korea

Minister of State John Halligan has had a briefing with the Department of Foreign Affairs about the situation.

# independent-alliance - Thursday 19 October, 2017

'Workers are being told "bugger off, you're 65 now". It's not fair'

The Independent Alliance want Paschal Donohoe to give workers the option to work until the age of 66 if they choose.

# independent-alliance - Monday 17 July, 2017

'It's an insult to my little boy': Families who lost loved ones to drunk-drivers slam politicians opposing new law

Following a meeting with the RSA and road traffic victim support groups today, Shane Ross published his new drink-driving bill.

# independent-alliance - Sunday 11 June, 2017

Independent Alliance confirms it will support Leo Varadkar as Taoiseach

The five IA members will vote for Varadkar next week.

# independent-alliance - Tuesday 6 June, 2017

Independent Alliance have 'very constructive and very satisfactory' meeting with Leo Varadkar

Leo Varadkar is into a week of meetings as he drums up support ahead of Tuesday’s vote to become the next Taoiseach.

# independent-alliance - Saturday 3 June, 2017

'Boxer' Moran: 'Yes, I have difficulties with reading, but I am as clever a man as you will ever meet'

Kevin ‘Boxer’ Moran says he has been inundated with messages of support from people since his appearance on the Late Late Show.

# independent-alliance - Wednesday 31 May, 2017

'The man who raped me went on to attack multiple women': Calls for harsher sentences for serial rapists

A new Bill to impose tougher sentencing passed First Stage in the Dáil earlier this afternoon.

# independent-alliance - Thursday 4 May, 2017

Kevin ‘Boxer’ Moran to take over as Minister of State at OPW in June

Sean Canney will vacate the post on 2 June.

# independent-alliance - Saturday 11 March, 2017

'He's a sexual predator': John Halligan is not happy with Kenny meeting Trump

Halligan will be heading to Brazil for St Patrick’s Day.

# independent-alliance - Sunday 29 January, 2017

Fianna Fáil is the most popular party in the country

Fine Gael and Sinn Féin have both lost ground.

# independent-alliance - Friday 13 January, 2017

John Halligan says he's secured a mobile cath lab for Waterford hospital

The Independent Alliance TD almost left the government last year in a row over the lab.

# independent-alliance - Tuesday 3 January, 2017

'Halligan is focused on his constituency but I have to ensure we deliver jobs for all of Ireland'

Halligan said he felt jobs announcements were being made in his constituency by Mitchell O’Connor, when they should be made by him.

# independent-alliance - Thursday 29 December, 2016

John Halligan believes the government won't serve its full term

The Waterford TD believes no party wants an election any time soon.

# independent-alliance - Wednesday 14 December, 2016

TD John Halligan is sending out alien-themed Christmas cards (again)

The Waterford TD traditionally sends his alien-themed cards as an alternative to traditional Christmas scenes.

# independent-alliance - Thursday 17 November, 2016

There's trouble between Fine Gael and the Independent Alliance again... this time it's over alcohol

Independent Alliance TDs say certain sections of the Public Health Alcohol Bill are akin to a “nanny state”.

# independent-alliance - Sunday 23 October, 2016

Poll: Should independent ministers be given a free vote on the Repeal the Eighth bill? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should independent ministers be given a free vote on the Repeal the Eighth bill?

Health Minister Simon Harris is hoping a technical counter-motion will be a good enough compromise for independent TDs.

# independent-alliance - Saturday 22 October, 2016

Coppinger on Zappone: 'She wore a Repeal jumper on the march and she won't vote for a repeal bill'

Speaking to TheJournal.ie, Coppinger said the AAA-PBP are calling on John Halligan, Shane Ross and Finian McGrath to stand by their principles and support the bill.

# independent-alliance - Saturday 8 October, 2016

Independent Alliance to seek a free vote on Repeal the Eighth Bill

The government faces another hurdle after the Budget next week.

# independent-alliance - Thursday 6 October, 2016

Fianna Fáil support is down, party now neck-and-neck with Fine Gael

Micheál Martin is still the most popular leader in the country, however.

# independent-alliance - Sunday 18 September, 2016

Poll: Would you like to see Fianna Fáil back in power? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Would you like to see Fianna Fáil back in power?

Micheál Martin’s party is the most popular one in the country, according to the latest opinion poll.

Support for Sinn Féin and independents up, but Fianna Fáil is most popular party

According to the latest opinion poll, at least.

# independent-alliance - Saturday 17 September, 2016

“There's no crisis" - Government plays down controversy as Halligan cancels Late Late Show appearance

Finian Mcgrath said the Independent Alliance were committed to the Programme for Government.

# independent-alliance - Monday 12 September, 2016

Will Enda Kenny use his newfound 'mojo' to sack John Halligan?

“I expect John Halligan to do his job,” Taoiseach Enda Kenny said today.

'I've got my mojo back': Enda Kenny is moving on from a tough few months

The Taoiseach has also given his thoughts on THAT John Halligan interview.

# independent-alliance - Sunday 11 September, 2016

Fine Gael TD criticises John Halligan's 'extraordinary' comments about colleagues

An ongoing row about cardiac care services in Waterford could have serious consequences for the Government.

# independent-alliance - Thursday 8 September, 2016

What's going to happen to the government if Halligan resigns?

Sinn Fein’s Pearse Doherty said if the government plans to rely on Michael Lowry’s support, it needs to let that be known.

Coveney says there was 'no trickery' involved in Waterford General Hospital negotiations

The independent TD has been ramping up the pressure for extra hospital services for Waterford today.

# independent-alliance - Tuesday 6 September, 2016

'We don't make unpopular decisions just for the craic' - Leo

Speaking about his ambitions, Varadkar said he has a vision for the party and the country.

# independent-alliance - Friday 2 September, 2016

Noonan claims Apple ruling an "attack" on Ireland's corporate tax regime Apple Tax This post contains videos

Noonan claims Apple ruling an "attack" on Ireland's corporate tax regime

The Dáil will be recalled next to vote on the Government’s decision to appeal the Apple ruling.

# independent-alliance - Saturday 27 August, 2016

'No child should be left on the side of the road': Rural TDs row over school buses

John Halligan said all children that are eligible are getting a seat on their local school bus.

# independent-alliance - Tuesday 5 July, 2016

Taoiseach: 'Abortion bill is bad for women and medically inadequate' Fatal Foetal Abnormality This post contains videos

Taoiseach: 'Abortion bill is bad for women and medically inadequate'

Cabinet agrees not to take a position on bill tabled by TD Mick Wallace

# independent-alliance - Monday 4 July, 2016

Three ministers to vote for Bill allowing abortion in cases of fatal foetal abnormalities

Minister for Transport Shane Ross will join Finian McGrath and John Halligan in voting against the government over the bill, which has been tabled by Wexford TD Mick Wallace

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